Definition of Cockbilling

1. Verb. (present participle of cockbill) ¹



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Definition of Cockbilling

1. cockbill [v] - See also: cockbill

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockbilling

cockapoos
cockateel
cockateels
cockatiel
cockatiels
cockatoo
cockatoo farmer
cockatoo farmers
cockatoo parrot
cockatoos
cockatrice
cockatrices
cockayne syndrome
cockbill
cockbilled
cockbilling (current term)
cockbills
cockbird
cockbirds
cockblock
cockblocked
cockblocker
cockblockers
cockblocking
cockblocks
cockboat
cockboats
cockbrain
cockbrained
cockbrains

Literary usage of Cockbilling

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1. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"The most appropriate time for cockbilling yards seems to be daylight, and dark the most proper time for squaring them again ; the day then looks as if it ..."

2. Commodore John Rodgers: Captain, Commodore, and Senior Officer of the by Charles Oscar Paullin (1909)
"In November, 1826, funeral honors were paid to Ex-presidents Jefferson and Adams by hoisting the flag at half-mast, firing minute guns, cockbilling the ..."

3. The May-flower and Her Log, July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621: Chiefly from Original by Azel Ames (1901)
"Her steering-gear, rigging, and the mechanism for "getting her anchors," " slinging," " squaring," and " cockbilling" her yards ; for " making " and ..."

4. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"The port top- burton is for cockbilling the yard, and the fore-and-aft tackle for getting it forward to clear the navel-bolt and for guying it clear of the ..."

5. The Ship's Company and Other Sea People by James Douglas Jerrold Kelley (1897)
"... attentive to his duties, thoughtful of the blue-jackets, and finical as to the length of his flowing kerchief, to the cockbilling of his shiny hat, ..."

6. The May-flower and Her Log, July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621: Chiefly from Original by Azel Ames (1901)
"... slinging," " squaring," and " cockbilling" her yards; for " making " and " shortening " sail; " heaving out" her boats and " handling " her cargo, ..."

7. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce, United States Naval Academy (1898)
"This will keep the yard from cockbilling and make it easier to clew down. But have the lee clew hauled up before the weather sheet is started. ..."

8. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1884)
"This will keep the yard from cockbilling and make it easier to clew down. But have the lee clew hauled up before the weather sheet is started. ..."

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